4 Jul 2020

Happy Alice Day



Today is the official Alice Day, it is of course a totally virtual day this year but there is lots happening online at the story museum.



I have altered this old Alice book to celebrate the day.




Thank you for visiting, and I hope that you are staying safe xx

29 Jun 2020

Buzz, Buzz, Buzz


The bees are buzzing at Calico Craft Parts Blog today! They would love to meet you there.

I hope you are able to still enjoy some happy Summer days during this very different type of Summer.

Thank you for stopping by, and take care xx


18 Jun 2020

Win Stamperia Alice Stamps



Hello, thank you so much for visiting.  Alice Day is on July 4th this year, it will of course be a virtual celebration this year. You can discover more at https://www.storymuseum.org.uk/about-us/alices-day-1
This year Sid from UK Stampers has happily agreed to have another Alice Day Challenge. The gorgeous Stamperia Alice stamps (shown below) have kindly been donated as a prize by Charmed Cards and Craft. Just Create something with an Alice theme and upload it to UK Stampers, and you could be the lucky random winner! 
I have made my little canvas above using this set of stamps.



Thank you for visiting. I would like to enter my Alice canvas into the following challenges 


15 Jun 2020

Beside the Seaside


Oh wouldn’t it be nice to be beside the Seaside beside the sea! I won’t be seeing the sea this year, so I have consoled myself with making a Seaside scene. The little lady is certainly enjoying her ice cream! More details about how she came to life are over on the Calico Craft Parts Blog , I hope you can pay her a visit.I found the most brilliant thing to make really realistic looking ice cream! 

Take care, and please stay safe, thank you for visiting me today xx.






6 Jun 2020

There are always flowers


Hoping you are doing ok, during this horrible time in our world, sending many hugs to you if you need some. 
I am trying to keep busy crafting. My favourite medium is watercolours so I am sharing another water coloured card with a lovely quote on it. The little girl and the quote came together in the same stamp set. 

Thank you for stopping by, please  leave a comment so I can return the visit. 

Take care and stay safe xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

5 Jun 2020

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality



Hello, I hope you staying safe and well. I am sharing an Alice in Wonderland card today, with one of my favourite quotes which is by Lewis Carroll “Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.”

I created the background with water colors and also used them to colour  Alice and the flowers.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

Stay safe, and hold on to hope xx 

1 Jun 2020

Rainbow Bridge


Hello, I hope you are staying safe and well. Today I wanted to share The Rainbow Bridge poem with you. It is 20 years since my Golden Tammy passed away, but I still miss her every day. I know many others are in the same boat too. I have made these Rainbow Bridge hearts as a memorial  to our beloved pets. If you would like to make one there are more details about the easy steps on theCalico Craft Blog


Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth
It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many colours
Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
hills, valleys with lush green grass
When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this special place
There is always food and water and warm spring weather
The old and frail are young again
Those who are maimed are made whole again
They play all day with each other
There is only one thing missing
They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth
So each day they run and play until the day comes
when one suddenly stops playing and looks up !
The nose twitches ! The ears are up !
The eyes are staring ! And this one suddenly runs from the group !
You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet,
you take him or her into your arms and embrace
your face is kissed again and again,
and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated

18 May 2020

Alice In Wonderland Tea Party



Wouldn’t it be nice to be in Wonderland right now! With this in mind I have made an Alice InWonderland Tea Party using Calico Craft Parts. I love to use the blank mdf  pieces as I can decorate them anyway I  want, and I can use them in so many different ways! I hope you can pay Alice a visit  today to discover more, she is over on the Calico Craft Parts Blog.

Take care and stay safe xx 

20 Apr 2020

Tree House Escape



Wouldn’t it be nice to escape to your own personal tree house! I can’t manage to do  that, but I have built a miniature one over on the Calico Craft Parts Blog. I hope you can climb the ladder and come and visit me there, Take care, hugs xxx

18 Apr 2020

Just Keep Going


Just Keep Going, that says it all really! I used Prima Moulds and air drying clay to create the Carousel horses, and I made a simple canopy by folding paper and adding a few sequins.
Stay safe, stay strong, hugs xxx

13 Apr 2020

Rainbow of Hope



Hello, I hope you are staying safe.Another 2 and half months of isolation to go, although after speaking to my dr and nurse last week it may well be much longer. But there is always hope. 

With that in mind I have made this rainbow of hope ATC coin.I embossed the tree, bunny, and grass, and water coloured the rainbow.

Please stay safe, and stay home. Best wishes xxx

I would like to enter my Rainbow of hope coin into the following challenges
Stamping Sensations over the rainbow
Penny Black Allsorts Anything Goes
Craft Stamper

6 Apr 2020

Easter Wreath



I hope you are staying safe and well, in this horrible, horrible time. Easter will certainly not be the same for any of us this year. I made this Easter Wreath some time ago for Calico Craft Parts, and as Easter remains such a special time of year for so many of us I decided to still share it. More details about the wreath are on the Calico Craft Parts Blog.

I hope your Easter is as happy as it can be under the circumstances. Next Easter will  be so very different xxxx

29 Mar 2020

Isolating - lots of free crafty downloads and ideas


Crafting always keeps us sane. But especially so at the present time, when so many of us are in prolonged isolation as we are vulnerable. Lots of lovely crafty people are giving away lots of lovely goodies to download. Lots of other ideas too, I have listed them below. Hugs to everyone, stay safe xxx

Prima have a large collection of gorgeous art colouring pages to print out, unfortunately our printer won’t print on anything thicker than copy paper, but I may still give it a try!


Finnabair are holding a stay at home and make art event on Facebook

Jane Davenport has a list of Alice In Wonderland prompts for April! I am going to try and do some of those.She has a group on 
Facebook where you can share your art.



Teresa Collins  has some topical and positive word posters to freely  print out.




Julie Nutting  has drawn a gorgeous We’re All In It Together poster 

This is my effort coloured on plain copy paper, note to self must get a better printer which will take card! 


Johanna Bansford has a large collection of beautiful colouring pages available to freely download.



Belle and Boo have some gorgeous colouring pages and paper dolls to download and print



Millie Marrotta has a lovely  colouring page dedicated to the NHS.














26 Mar 2020

Wish Upon A Star



 I have made a Wish Upon A Star Card, let’s all wish really hard together....


I would  like to enter it into the Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge

25 Mar 2020

Take Heart All Will Be Well In Time



I certainly hope this sentiment is true. Our isolation for our safety continues like so many others. 

Hugs to everyone.  Please stay safe, and follow the governments advice. xx

I would  like to enter this into the following challenges
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour optional flowers  ( thank you so very much for selecting me as last months winner. For some reason I am unable to comment on the blog to pass on my sincere thanks xx)

23 Mar 2020

Courage Dear Heart


What can I say, we are all fearful at the moment, and those of us who are ill and disabled are even more so. I was originally going to make an Easter Wreath  for Calico Craft Parts this month, but I quickly decided we all needed a little encouragement, so I created this plaque. Please visit Calico Craft Parts to discover more.

I am now quarantined at home for my safety, with all the consequential difficulties. But we will get through. 

All we can do is to continue to hope, and do everything we are asked to do by our Government.

Hugs xxx

I would  like to enter this into the following challenges
Craft Stamper
Stamping Sensations Spring Florals
Penny Black Spring Flowers

9 Mar 2020

Easter Card


As Spring is hopefully not far away, I have started to make my Easter Cards. For my first card  
I have used a beautiful cross and miniature animals from Calico Crafts. More details about how 
I created this card can be found on the Calico Craft Parts Blog

Thank you so much for visiting today. I would like to enter my Easter Card into the Happy Little Stampers Water Colour Challenge with the option of flowers and Let’s Create Challenge Option Easter

29 Feb 2020

Buy Now Or Cry Later!


Hello how are you today? I have been taking part in a Just One Stamp Challenge at UK Stampers,  where a group of us exchange a stamp each month. This month I  am using Sid’s stamp, it is the background one. I love the sentiment I have used with this card  : ) 



I had a lovely  surprise yesterday when  I discovered that My Artist Trading Coins had won the Crafts Beautiful star prize! Thank you so much.


I am still having problems being able to comment on some peoples blogs, I just can’t work it out. Blogger seems to be making things more and more difficult all the time!

Thank you for stopping by. 

24 Feb 2020

Spring Altered Book



I was recently looking through some old books in Oxfam when I spotted  this old book by Enid Blyton. It was called “ Brer  Rabbit Again” I thought it would be perfect to use with the cute little wooden bunnies I have from Calico Craft Parts. So I began my venture to alter the book, please follow me on my adventure over on the Calico Craft Parts Blog today xx

Thank you ou so much for visiting. xx 

I would like to enter this into Artistic Stampers Word Challenge.

22 Feb 2020

Never Ever Give Up


A very quick water coloured card today, using the gorgeous new stamps by Phyllis Harris xx

Thank you for stopping by, I would like to enter Never Ever Give Up into the Stamping Sensations blog challenge with the theme of Feminine xx

18 Feb 2020

Teddy Hugs Artist Trading Coins



I hope everyone has survived all the dreadful storms we have been enduring recently! Today I am sharing some Teddy Hugs via my Artist Trading Coins, which I have made for a swap at UK Stampers. I have a large collection of teddies, whenever I was in hospital I often used to receive a new one to keep me company. I have hundreds of them now!

Let’s hope the weather improves.Thank you for visiting xx

10 Feb 2020

Valentine Animals Printers Tray


I am so happy to share my first project as a member of the very talented Calico Craft Parts Design Team. I love animals so I couldn’t wait to paint these lovely mini sized animals. This is the first printer tray I have made, it was really easy and fun to put together. The animals left their muddy paw, and hoof prints  all around the edges! (Hero Art stamps)

All of the details about how I made the Valentine Tray are on the Calico Craft Parts Blog

Wishing you a very happy Valentine’s Day, thank you so much for visiting xx

I would like to enter my Valentine Animals Printer Tray into the following challenges.


7 Feb 2020

Alice In Wonderland


I have of course returned to creating an Alice In Wonderland whatnot again. It will be the first of many this year, as 2020 is the anniversary of Sir John Tenniel’s  birth 200 years ago. He was the artist who so beautifully illustrated the Alice books.

I turned one of Tim Holtz hare dies into the white rabbit, and several of my other Alice stamps joined him too. I used watercolours, and polychromo pencils for my colouring.I used a little piece from a paper doily to make Alice’s  apron. 

Thank you for visiting xx 

I would like to add Alice to the following challenges.

I love Elephants !



I love elephants, and I often try to draw them in my journal. Jane Davenport bought out a new line  of wild and whimsical stamps which included an elephant so of course it had to come and live with me ! The  stamp has a lovely little lady balanced on her head, on this occasion I just wanted to use the elephant. I took my time to ink up the stamp trying to avoid the lady. I wiped off  the ink which still managed to find its way onto the lady.



Water colours are my favourite colouring medium,  I used them to create my background, and also to add colour to my elephant. 

Thank you for visiting me today xx
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

2 Feb 2020

Kindle Your Spark of Madness

 Kindle your Spark of Madness! These  adorable hares are having lots of fun frolicking around my water coloured background. The brilliant sentiment is a stamp from a set by Dina Wakely. 

I would like to enter it into the following challenges. 


Thank you for visiting xx

30 Jan 2020

Snowdrop Artist Trading Coins


I have created these snowdrop coins for a swap at UK Stampers on Facebook. I like to add a row of little pearls around the edges of my coins. xx

29 Jan 2020

Many Hoppy Returns


A clean and simple card today. I love hares and couldn’t resist making another card featuring a gorgeous hare. Xx

26 Jan 2020

Australian Day Card

I made this simple card today for Australia Day. It is heartbreaking to think of all the lives lost in the forest fires in Australia. xx

14 Jan 2020

December Daily, Book Folding and Napkins



I have finally completed my December Daily for 2019! I cut a selection of pages, envelopes, tags etc, originallyI was going to use book rings. I soon decided that they looked too bulky, so I opted for ribbon instead.


I wanted to keep it simple and easy to do, so I used a pad of stickers from Kaiserkraft which incorporated numbers from 1 to 31 which were very useful. 









I have also recently tried book folding for the first time. 


I also recycled a beautiful Deer image from a serviette. 
Thank you for visiting xx







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